1873-CC $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS #:
8331
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
7,416
Mint:
Carson City
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 70 R-8.3 7 / 106 TIE 29 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 7 / 106 TIE 13 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 70
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.3
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 29 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade

Stack's 8/1976:2998 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1188 - Jay Parrino's The Mint - Goldbergs 10/2000:915 - Legend Numismatics/Summit Rare Coins - Midwestern Collection via Doug Winter - Heritage 1/2011:5118, $161,000 - Battle Born Collection via Rusty Goe - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11004, $103,500

2 MS61 PCGS grade
3 AU58 estimated grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade
8 AU53 PCGS grade
9 AU50 PCGS grade
9 AU50 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade

Stack's 8/1976:2998 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1188 - Jay Parrino's The Mint - Goldbergs 10/2000:915 - Legend Numismatics/Summit Rare Coins - Midwestern Collection via Doug Winter - Heritage 1/2011:5118, $161,000 - Battle Born Collection via Rusty Goe - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11004, $103,500

#2 MS61 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 estimated grade
#4 AU55 PCGS grade
#4 AU55 PCGS grade
#4 AU55 PCGS grade
#4 AU55 PCGS grade
#8 AU53 PCGS grade
#9 AU50 PCGS grade
#9 AU50 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1873-CC has the second lowest mintage of any Carson City Half Eagle. It is a very rare date in any condition and extremely rare as high as EF. I have seen one piece that was very close to uncirculated but none that have actually reached that level. As a date, the 1873-CC is more rare than the 1871-CC, 1872-CC, 1874-CC, 1876-CC and 1877-CC and is comparable to the 1875-CC. It is not quite as rare as either the 1870-CC or the 1878-CC. When available, the 1873-CC is almost always well worn, i.e. VF or less. All 1873-CC Half Eagles have a Closed 3 in the date.